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below 2% gdp and bring down national debt dead relative to size relative to size of the economy in 10 years. brewster the nation's fiscal cut that tax loopholes that take a fair and balanced approach. at the same time the budget incorporates elements to speaker by last december. they make the difficult choices to find common ground. consistent with that offer come in the budget includes being the president would not put forward such as means testing command that a character in a related premiums and the more accurate the less generous measure of inflation. it includes proposals only so they come together around a complete and comprehensive package to shrink the deficit by $1.8 trillion over 10 years and are meant the fiscal uncertainty that hampers economic growth and job creation. this remark does not represent the starting point for negotiation. represent tagamet savings and additional roadrunners for those of the. the two cannot be separated and were not separated last december when we were close to a bipartisan agreement. this budget provides achievable solutions to fiscal p
them. >> rose: we close this evening with a conversation about the global economy with india's minister of finance. >> you see, we require massive investment to build our country. the bulk of it comes from domestic savings but we still require at a margin, foreign investment, for that brings technology. that brings invasion, that brings better management skills and management management practices. it opens new markets for us. it introduces us to new products. that is the advantage of getting fdi. >> the texas explosion,s bots to-- boston investigation and the global economy when we continue. >> rose: funding for charlie rose was provided by the following:. >> rose: additional funding provided by these funders. and by bloomberg provider of multimedia news and information services worldwide. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. . >> rose: we begin this evening with the explosion at a fertilizer plant in west texas which is near waco. here is the explosion which took place last night. at last count five people have died and mo
,s bots to-- boston investigation and the global economy when we continue. >> rose: funding for charlie rose was provided by the following:. >> rose: additional funding provided by these funders. and by bloomberg provider of multimedia news and information services worldwide. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. . >> rose: we begin this evening with the explosion at a fertilizer plant in west texas which is near waco. here is the explosion which took place last night. at last count five people have died and more than 160 injured. it produced ground motion equivalent to that of a magnitude 2.1 earthquake. the mayor of west said it felt as if nuclear bomb dded. buildings within a five block rad yux-- radius were damaged. the search for survivors is ongoing. investigators are trying to determine the exact cause of an explosion. a small fire is believed to have spread to fertilizer tanks. governor perry held a press conference earlier and here is what he said. >> also spoke to the local officials to make sure they have the supp
the economy to improve, but at a slower rate than the united states and develops nations. he's attending the g20 finance minister meetings. from the council on foreign relations, this is an hour. >> [inaudible] >> well, ladies and gentlemen, i'm cochair of the council on foreign relations, and we are privileged, indeed to have with us the honorable, highly experienced german government offiho crrently serving a minister o finance. you have the resumÉ, we are running late, and to maximize time for conversation, i'll be undipmatically brief, but let me say that minister has held four positions of chandler cole who served as federal minister for special tasks, head of the council and minister of the interior. under chancellor merkel 2005 to 2009 served as ministers of the interior. he is a long standing leader of the christian democratic union serving as its chair in 1991. he's bee a 1972 serving as parment ri whip from 1981-84, and in 1990, led negotiations for the reimplication of east east germ. he is proficient in economics of law, a doctor of law, and he's written a number of books most rec
. gold also had a positive day. but i believe the plunge in gold is a very good sign for the economy, just as it was in the '80s and '90s. in other words, some optimism. and senator marco rubio unveils the new immigration reform bill today. here's the key point. when we look at the benefits and score them dynamically, immigration reform will be a huge boost to the economy. "the kudlow report" begins right now. >>> first up tonight, president obama will travel to boston thursday for an interfaith service with bombing victims. more than 24 hours after two bombs ripped through marathon crowds killing three, wounding 170 others, investigators are still no closer to answers. late this afternoon, the fbi said no claims of responsibility have been received, and the search for suspects is wide open. deborah boxdy joins us now from boston with all of the latest. good evening, deborah. >> reporter: good evening, larry. i'm live here along boylston street in the heart of boston, about four blocks or so away from the marathon's finish line, where those two bombs exploded just one day ago. securi
, that doesn't involve risks to the government micromanaging the economy. if you say okay which is going to have a flat tariff of 10% or 20% or 30% whatever it takes to get to a zero trade deficit that doesn't introduce a lot of corruption or a lot of dangers bad policymaking because it's a very simple policy. it's just determined by an arithmetical formula and there's no opportunity for anybody to play games. one of the good things about it if you have a flat tariff, is if you had a 30% tariff on imported goods that's not enough to relocate the production of t-shirts that united states because cost is too great. it's great to relocate things like silicon wafer fabrication so would tend to relocate back to the u.s. high value capital-intensive skill intensive industries which is of course what we want to do. those are the industries that are high-quality -- high-quality into she wants to have and those are the industries that don't want to lose. i point that out just to point out that if you do get serious about protectionism, protectionism has a logic to it which if you understand what
the stock averages and they've been told the economy is doing great, so what's changed? you know, what's changed is that we got a little complacent. i think everybody looks at the market and says we weren't really fulling gauging what might happen if the economy slows down or doesn't speed up. i think today was just the wreck reckoning for a lot of those concerns. >> we've been in a period where people are expecting a correction from whatever highs we've been hitting here lately. do you think this is the beginning of that correction right now? >> i think we're certainly seeing a bit of a correction. i don't know how much more it has tooz, however, because fundamentally, we have very low interest rates and u.s. corporations are still posting record high levels of earnings against the backdrop of a weak global economy. if we get a big downdraft from whatever happens out of boston or some other factor, that's a real risk factor, but near term, very strong earnings, hard to argue with stocks with that backdrop. >> you just mexed the boston marathon incident. we doebt have the complete stor
in the economy and the lack of topline growth you're seeing from big companies reporting, like heather was referring to. >> rob, that was my point, really, is this change in market psychology. during the first quarter, that seemed to be how the market rationalized moving higher. even with a bad economic report, the fed is going to still be pumping out the $85 billion a month, so we shouldn't worry. but now we seem to be worried this week. what's going on? >> yeah, bill. i'm getting worried. i think the market psychology has changed a bit, so now we actually need good news to propel stocks higher, and i've been overweight stocks for 18 months now, but i've gotten a little more defensive here. i upgraded consumer staples, downgraded materials. haven't gone to an underweight on stocks yet, but i'm watching closely. as greg just mentioned, if the economic indicators are for the third summer in a row, turning down, this might be another sell in may, go away type summer. i don't think we're quite there yet, though. >> what are the most important numbers that we're looking at here, after the
of tumultuous, russia's president is coming under controver controversy. while russia's economy hadn't performed badly last year, falling commodity prices risk pushing the country into recession. these comments come just hours after president putin threatened to fire officials for not following his orders on public spending. geoff cutmore is outside this event. what are you hearing about these concerns and the russian economy overnight? >> reporter: absolutely. fascinating issue. we clearly see some risks emerging in the russian government at this point. and i just want to put that issue to one side for a moment. because i have with me li jiaoung. he is a former chinese minister. i'm fortunate to get the opportunity to talk to him at this event. thanks very much for speaking to me. if i could just start off by asking you, clearly, the world has been focused on the terrorist events in boston and this tragic, very un pleasaplea event. i wonder if you could dwifs a perspective from the chinese point of view here because nobody wants to see terrorism and in particular i think the chinese have an int
or does it matter if an economy will print or grow or whatever? >> the study which said once government debt hits 90% of gdp growth goes off a cliff has been thoroughly discredited and they must kick themselves that they made a mistake on the spreadsheet. people pay attention to the paper which has just come out that shows that this is a pretty sloppy piece of work. the conclusion drawn in terms of the impact of high debt to growth has been basically discredited now. it's fairly clear that governments have a lot more scope to deal with problems. >> was china wrong to pursue this strategy then to help cushion the effect of the global financial crisis and even though people are quite concerned about it including some of the chinese themselves, it sounds like from what you're saying all things considered you don't see a hard landing or crisis as a result. >> as you always say in china, it's too early to tell. i think they have a margin to get things right. if you look at greece, they went into european monetary union and have this lovely window to fix things. a lot of credit with foreign i
includes a substantial drop we experienced with the recession in 2008 and 2009 and a fairly week economy since then. it says that people do value hard copy correspondence from businesses. they want that information in hard copy and they're resisting the idea of going totally digital. we've heard of people that did do that and either piss manied a payment or got nervous and said hey, start those bills back up again. don't write the obituary for first class mail. it accounts for $28 billion of revenue for the postal service today and i guarantee you it's the going to be around for a long while. the most promising part of our business in terms of growth is package delivery, which is up ricin threat. mail got delivered. you saw what happened with hurricane sandy, the mail got delivered. day in and day out, do an excellent job and the postal service plays an important role in the american economy but today it has a business model that is broken. the good thus -- news is that it can be fixed. it requires we ask fundamental questions about what kind of postal service is best for america in the
insight on the global economy, as well as the impact of new security concerns in light of the tragic and deadly bombings in boston. >> yeah, it was of course, at this hour when we first learned yesterday of the horrific events unfolding in boston. that is where our scott cohn is right now with the very latest. scott, one day later, what can you tell us? >> reporter: maria, 24 hours after the horrific attacks, it is still an intense crime scene behind me, as authorities try to search for any clues about who did this and why. u.s. attorney general eric holder out with a statement a short time ago, again, calling on the public to help, saying no bit of evidence is too small. they are looking for cell phone video, anything that can help them figure out and piece the facts together. we also know that the boston athletic association, which stages this marathon every year, had three surveillance cameras at the finish line. the company that provided those cameras under a sponsorship agreement tells cnbc they are cooperating with authorities. we will see whether that yields anything, but what
rights prevail our countries where people do better, economies thrive, rule of law is stronger, governments are more effective and more responsive, and they are countries that lead on the world stage and project stability across their regions. strong respect for human rights isn't merely an indicator that a country is likely doing well. it actually unleashes a countries potential, and it helps to advance growth and progress. so i ask you just to think of the country like burma for a minute. because of steps towards democratic reform and stronger human rights protections, a country that had been isolated for years is now making progress. as it reached where we wanted to be? know, but it's on the road. it's moving. and more people are contributed economy and participating in the government, leading toasr growth andnt. and by starting to embrace universal rights, the burmese government has opened the doors to a stronger partnership with their neighborhood and with countries around the world. many challenges remain. corruption has to be rooted out. remaining political prisoners nee
a majority in congress since 1997. the mexican economy has expanded mexican have maintained growth since 2009. fromdp has increased $7,979 in 2009, to 2146 in 2011. in purchasing above 15,500. on gdp growth, almost four%, a higher rate, and is expected to grow 3.5% in the year. this is measured by j.p. morgan. mexico is also taking care of its people. the brookings institution has highlighted that 60% of mexicans are middle class. by 2030, 80.5% of mexicans will be middle class. housing has increased more in the early 1's. all of these factors that have taken place review the immigration pressures of the past. academic think tanks estimate that net migration between mexico and the united states is close to zero. a recent survey shows only 11% of mexicans say they would leave mexico if given the opportunity. a decline of about half from a 31% 2007. -- in 2007. over the last few years, our common border has increasingly become an area of prosperity. more more dynamic and secure than it has ever been. four in the united states and six in mexico, have a population of 92 minute -- 90 million peopl
say that the last ten years has been very bad for the economy. we've lost a lot of valuable resources and a lot of the momentum that we've had on. before, we had open markets and entrepreneurship and that's what helped china succeed. we have to go back to market forces as well as fight construction. >> so juan nubol there talking about the last decade. he was the guy that tried to buy 300 kilometers of ice and is we'll talk about that a little later, as well. clear now there is a hope for reform. i'm pleased to say kung mingh, the founder of lenovo who bought the business from ibm, he explained to eunice what he wanted from private reform to help private business in the country. >> translator: my view is that the chinese government should adopt a more systemic and comprehensive approach, for example, how to escape a better sense of reform in this country so that the public will have more confidence in ensuring the culture of mutual trust can be established. >> what's interesting is that this group, also becoming more influential in political circles. we'll hear a little later from the
the economy french economy is in. now, the german survey responses say the economies were worried about the impact prices. in france, they're much more domestically focused with some suggestions that things couldn't get any worse. >> well, the domestic situation is already a known negative. just to recap for viewers, as well, the composite, which includes both the services and is manufacturing, pmi came in at 46.5 in april for the eurozone. that was just ever so slightly above the 46.4 estimate and manufacturing came in 46.5. the services figure was 46.6. but, again, it's some of the weakness in the core economy of germany that's catching the market's attention this morning. the euro weaker, the xetra dax off by about 0.2%. we're going to get some uk data out at 9:30. also coming up on the show, the how companies are battling to take a foothold in the alternative energy market in china. then at 11:10, we'll be joined by jim o'neill as he nears the end of his tenure at goldman sachs. we'll get his best and worst investment calls from his time in the city. we'll hear up for earnings from
're going to talk markets, the economy and much, much more. stay tuned for that and a lot more. >>> welcome back. now to the markets. it's going to be a big weekend ahead. joining us, lou brian. lou, place your betts. more likely up or down for the dow this week? well, you know what? i tend to look technically at the s&p instead of the dow. >> how about the s&p? it's a broader market index, even better. >> all right. i think that the interesting thing is that where the s&p held last week, this 1540 is a mark that held in march and early april and, again, last week, we went just a little below it. also in play around that level is the 50-day moving average which held the market a couple of times. if you're looking to get long on a tray, that's not a bed level because you kind of know where you're wrong when it goes underneath that. i think the interesting thing with the stock market is that it's really the only market right now that's playing along with the fed's qe brochure. don't fight the fed. buy on fed accommodation. the crude oil, the gold, copper, various commodities are lower since t
. part of it is the economy. improving economy in the united states tends to attract people as well. we just haven't seen that, but monitor those flms -- numbers. we have -- the thing that troubles me the most is the smugglers who do this for profit, who are taking creative routes either up through the bahamas, we're seeing haitians being run through puerto rico right now. so it's a constant battle as the smugglers get smarter and daring. they are smaller than the land border. >> the smuggler industry, for lack of a better term, is that on the increase, is that on the decrease? what's the trend? it's an recollection spencive undertaking. my understanding is they charge thousands of dollars per person they bring. is that something we've seen an increase in or decrease and if we've seen a decrease, is it because of economic factors? how do we stop these? it sounds like a fast boat through the middle of the caribbean is not something we would necessarily stop. >> i think flow of migrants, it's similar to the flow of drugs. people are very creative. yes, we've seen an increase in those peop
$100, and in september of 2011, copper price a reflection of the week call for the global economy, china news earlier this week, bearish, copper prices down 6%. if you're looking for gains, the agricultural sector saw some, and, and natural gas of 4 present. and someone you did the action in today's session. and $100 from the close of around $400 a troy ounce. and gold will average 1450 a troy ounce, in 2014. we also see reports of stronger jewelry demand, gold has come down significantly, some buyers stepping in at these levels and copper falling out of favor of this week on weaker reports out of china and also copper is down 6%. lots of volatility, wrapping up the week more muted reaction. melissa: let's check the markets and go to the stock exchange. lauren simonetti is standing by. >> the volatility sandra is talking about is the volatility we are seeing here on wall street. what a week. the dow can't seem to stay or get into the positive at this hour but the nasdaq and the s&p are higher, this has been the worst week of the year for all three major averages, the worst week si
: seasonally strong time of year for home sales. overall, the u.s. economy is running below its historical trend. this is a study done by the index. my next guest says the economy sluggish growth may be the most ideal condition for investors. joining us is now jack. welcome to you. >> thank you, lori. lori: you see this as a prime opportunity. some new investment dollars could go into the stock market. >> yes, potentially. fair value in the market is probably about 1520. we are slightly ahead of that. we have a lot of favorable factors. one, keep money. we have stocks that look cheap. if we can get confidence, you know, of investors, but also builds confidence picking up, i think you could see treasurers and armature treasurers start to exploit that difference. as long as the fed keeps the backdrop in place, then the market can go higher. we do not want to fall into a double dip type of scenario. on the other hand, we do not want anything too strong to suggest that perhaps the fed will take its foot off the accelerator. lori: if you have new money to invest, what type of stocks would you p
reporting exceeded estimations. it is an indication of -- of -- of a stronger economy. if somebody told me we would have a 5% correction i would say look at that as an opportunity to get into the market. >> which is basically what you just said, jonathan, right? >> yeah, i do think larry is perhaps a lit totle too optimis. cull pans are beating the quarter and missing revenue estimates. if you take out financials because of special, some things are specific to their sector, you really are seeing negative earnings growth not compared to prior quarter but a year ago. things are weak. domestic companies doing much better than companies with big global footprints. >> what are you expecting from the week ahead? more heavy earnings numbers coming out. brig group of companies. and the gdp end of the week. >> i think actually for the reason. a lot more chop in the market. a lot of two way action. company specific. i think we have to get a little bit of clarity on whether companies feel this is just a little rough patch. we are going to pick up on the back end. there is an interesting wrinkle below
important than ref knew. i know the economy is soft. therefore revenues is soft. why aren't earnings much more important? why is wall street so obsessed with the revenues? >> the good news, larry, is that even though they talk about the revenue a lot and complain a lot about the revenues, the stock market -- we hit all-time highs this year, and we're up basically for four years in a row now, and that tells me that underneath all of this complaining and fear profits really do matter, and if you look at after hours tonight, i mean, who knows what will happen tomorrow, but the companies that beat on the profits are on the upside tonight in after-hours trading. >> profits are the mother's milk of stocks, i've said it before and revenues are not the mer's milk of stocks. profits are. >> that's absolutely true. isn't it also true, brian, that when you look at fact that in general earnings are coming in pretty good for a large number of companies, we still look at -- look like the best looking girl at the dance, especially when you compare us to other part of the world like europe? >> that's abs
worried about china especially about the economy after the lower than expected growth numbers that we saw this week. and he addressed that. he was talking a bit about the concerns about rising debt levels and he played those down. he played down the weaker growth. >> i don't think people should panic about chinese economy will continue to grow at the sustainable level. the government's target could be fulfilled without much difficulty and we aim at the quality of the growth. i don't think achieving 7, 7.5% is a big deal for china. i don't think so. >> the fund invests heavily in resources. i couldn't help myself from asking him specifically about gold. he believes the sudden drop in gold is general instability in the global economy. he hopes it comes back at some point soon. >> thank you very much. we were watching that and that's the perfect segue. we've been watching what's happening and it's important to see what the chinese think about this and no better person than cic chairman. we'll talk about gold and what's been happening not only with gold but also oil prices after yesterday slu
. the economy is getting worse. but the fed is all in. they're at 85 a month. now, maybe some people like jim bulllard are talking about doing more, but that's not on the fed's table right now. what's on their table is potentially tapering out of the 85 a month when the market wants more. the market is stuck. they want more from the fed, because the economy is weakening, or they want the economy to rebound and nothing's happening and we jump around all over the place. >> warren, what do you think? you've been constructive on this market all through the first quarter. you felt like there was more to go here. but do you feel like the psychology is changing with the volatility that we've seen this week? >> i'll tell you, this week has been a little bit troubling, and i have been pretty bullish up until this point. when you tend to see days like this, where the day after day, up and down bid on the dow, 100-plus point move on any given day, that's a sign that this market is truly struggling. >> are you rethinking your bullish position, at least for the short-term? >> a little bit. i think the thi
states competitive in our global economy. >> in order to get an outside opinion of what is going on in america, i traveled to germany -- he told up with me how things were done in germany. there are many such special in america. our apprenticeship program in germany is very dynamic. wasmerican friends surprised to see the same staff sweeping and serving. things areessary learned in the three-year apprenticeship. it serves as a worldwide example and should be maintained. >> apprentice ships? not a good enough? i needed some sort of explanation. that is why i spoke to the headmaster of westminster academy. >> one of the challenge that educators face is the changing of the family. there was a time in which the mother, father, children would be a home in which they would be growing up with both parents. now when students go to school in the only have one parent or there are issues in the home, they're bringing those challenges and to the classroom. what schools could should do it should help children love to learn, love to read, it becomes thinkers, become learners, become problem so
? >> my instinct tells me that the answer is no, that in economic terms i think the market, the economy at large will move beyond this relatively quickly. but at the same time, there may be some lingering impact in terms of investor sentiment. the sell-off clearly that occurred on friday and then again on monday, in my opinion, was a reassessment of the pace of global growth. important to point out that most of the weakness yesterday was already in the market before the bombings took place. but clearly, there is an impact on investor sentiment, a reminder that it's a dangerous world. and so you may see a little bit less of a risk appetite going forward. in economic terms, i think we'll move beyond it fairly quickly. >> yeah. john, i guess you would ask, at this point, you wouldn't think that consumers would change behavior based on this. it could potentially aveng -- i don't know, whatever group you want to talk about, jonathan, restaurants or any type of tourists activities. nothing to expect at this point, do you think? >> if you said to me are consumers going to be spending time watc
, boost the u.s. economy as supporters claim it will? lou dobbs is here. lori: let's update you on the markets as we do every 15 minutes, happening fast and furiously. we have the first check in this hour with nicole. what's the word on the floor among traders there, nicole? >> a couple things to note, obviously, we were selling off, back looking at what we looked at on monday, monday, we dropped 265 points, below even those levels. the vix, fear index, up 20% easily showing the nervousness in the market. selling across the board, particularly in economic sensitive areas like energy and technology, and apple, for example, below $400, and we'll is more on that throughout the show. the one thing to note is the volume is not as heavy like we saw on monday. there's less volume and less conviction to the selling; however, the selling is happening across the board. there's economically sensitive areas like financials bringing me to bank of america. reporting their quarterly numbers, look at bank of america. this weighing on the dow jones industrials, but more importantly, bank of amer
: thank you for coming on. dagen: government funding is a nonstarter, not a kick starter for the economy. that will not get in the way of the white house trying to spend more money speak that is true, dagen. people in a sense almost do not real. government spending went to this huge peak after tarp. over 25% of our economy. it has now fallen as a share of gdp. we are down close to 22% of gdp. it is still too big. government is actually falling as a share of gdp. first-quarter, the quarter that we just finished will get data for that in about a week. we are expecting about 3% growth. that is pretty good news from the economic front. dagen: is that already factored into this stock market? >> well, at least in the short term i think you are right. i believe the stock market itself is undervalued considerably. in other words, if you go back to early 2009, it is really the rise in profits that has driven this market. if we get any extension, what the investment community called multiples, the stock market could go even higher. the dow is worth it fair value 18,500. we have these pullbacks eve
the state of the economy. other people are talking about technical reactions, but also the numbers from the usa are not as good anymore. bank of america reported results that have been far on next -- under expectations. >> we will stay in frankfurt for a closer look at the numbers. the dax -- it is down by more than 2.3%. the euro stoxx 50 is down by more than 2%. across the atlantic, things there are also down in negative territory. the euro is drifting lower against the greenback, trading at a value of 1.3044. >> the british retailer tesco, the world's third-largest, says it is pulling out of the u.s. market. profits fell for the first time in 20 years. >> empathy says it wants it wants to refocus on its british operations ash the company says it wants to refocus on its british operations -- the company says it wants to refocus on its british operations. >> millions of germans were disappointed today when they went to get their mail and, lo and behold, the letterboxes were empty. no holiday postcards from friends. that's because thousands of postal workers have gone on warning strik
have got your's -- europe's third-biggest economy facing problems. what is the likelihood that things will get worse still? >> it is tangible tonight if you are standing outside the parliamentary building. there are thousands gathered in protest. ofs is a country in the grip a serious depression. this economy, 35% of people between the ages and -- of 15 and 25 are out of work. -- thereno indication is many people who feel the political parties are completely detached from the problems of those living there. >> thank you. keeping us up-to-date on the turmoil over the latest italian politics. we go to the u.s.. people in the city of boston are breathing a collective sigh of relief after the arrest of the second suspect in monday's boston marathon bombings. investigators are waiting to interrogate dzhokhar tsarnaev, who is lying seriously injured in a boston hospital. the 19-year-old and his brother are believed to have killed three and wounded more than 170 others. the police are trying to work out what exactly their motive was. >> the spectacular manhunt came to an end here. police sur
showed more claims and that is not great news for the economy. i wanted to take a look two names on the dow jones industrials. one is the best performer and one is the big lagger. united health down 3.5% after their quarterly numbers, then you have verizon doing well with wireless particularly and in particular hitting highs we haven't seen in ten years. back to you. lori: thank you. global growth concerns bringing an end to the stock rally, the recent sell-off prompted the next guest to make the investor's portfolio, stifle nicklaus, portfolio manager has more on what is happening. thanks for joining us. we do follow you pretty closely and return to equity and commodity as you say, fundamentals are slowing. give us the best investment advice for where we go from here. >> to put it in context our group looks at a bunch of different economic variables. we saw a trough in the process last fall and added some exposure to equities as a result of improvement and fundamentals we saw under way right after the fed and the ecb took action last spring. as we rounded the corner and came int
is typically bought as a safe haven. expectations of a recovery in the global economy have prompted investors to buy riskier assets such as stocks. the latest chinese economic data has triggered further selling of gold. >>> japanese finance minister aso says he will seek the understanding of his group of 20 counterparts and central bank chiefs for the country's economic policy. leaders of the g-20 industrialized and developing nations are getting together in washington later this week. japan's economic policy may be a subject of discussion. u.s. treasury officials last week called on japan not to deliberately devalue its currency. >> translator: japan's measures including those of the bank of japan are aimed at ending prolonged deflation. i will, again, clarify this at the g-20 meeting. so there is no misunderstanding about how true policy objectives. >>> japanese entrepreneurs have had the chance to hear how to be successful from some of the best in the i.t. business. global tech leaders have urged them to expand their businesses with an open mind. executives of japanese i.t. firms organized
of the global economy. we saw russia come out last night. they warn that if the physical commodities continued a sell-off they may fall and slick themselves into a recession. if we start to see russia fall into recession, parts of europe also may fall. the u.s. to be right behind it, and this could be as serious meltdown that could occur. liz: well, a meltdown in gold. right now we're up about $4. it is not a big deal. still, well off of the eyes of the past year or so. let me just get to crude oil right now. it is rebounding a bit by about a dollar and 54. overall, the entire energy complex looks stronger. what is that duty today? >> i think we have overdone it. we oversold the market. we got into a level where commercial buyers came into start hedging positions. i'm with that. to me right now eyeleted 84 and a half to 85. from here you buy this. and we head back up higher. liz: what would drive the move fire? >> well, a couple of things. coming up with a lot of bad news right now. and there was a huge sell-off in commodities. it's it's a sex sweating over. bad economic news, the world econom
and when your biggest trading partner has a no-growth philosophy and paralyzing its own economy, you are not doing a lot of business with a partner, and the proximate cause for the weakness here in the united states was the shellacking in gold and the worst decline since 1980, and what we look at the etf falling 8% in a single day and now gold futures tumbling 15% in two days, and that is remarkable. and what caused that go down hideously? and gold and wheat causing all of the commodities to plummet, and oil did drop a little bit more than $2 after being down badly last week, i could say, yes, to that. i could say, yes, gold is that powerful and crush all sorts of assets in the declining wake, but it isn't. i could easily tell you, of course, that the slowing in china caused gold, copper, aluminum and other stocks the decline. it didn't. it would be an excuse that would fit the picture, but mystify you even more and really be nothing more than attempt by me to put the irrational in the rational box and then wrap a bow on it. think about it. china is terrible all year and nothing new
and granger. that's a great tell of the real economy. boy, it's hard not to -- >> there's a lot going on regarding housing. we'll keep our eyes on the homebuilders. >> these people want to try to find a hole in the housing starts, good luck. this is a very big move and we're building far fewer homes than what are destroyed by fire and flood. a lot of people will live with their mother-in-laws. >> despite what we know about the price of building products, right? and the cost of contractors and electricians. >> and i think some of those costs again will come down. copper came down big, and aluminum bid. we'll take you to boston. we're expecting this to be the fbi in charge of the boston field office and deval patrick there and the u.s. attorney carmen ortiz. let's listen in. >> everyone, thank you for coming this morning. less than 24 hours after yesterday's act of terror we wanted to organize a briefing for you with the information that we have. the mayor is here, the members of our congressional delegation, all of the law enforcement leadership. we have several people who want to pres
and a reminder that the government is a net drag on this u.s. economy. >>> check out auto nation. there is no better gainer on the s&p. stock that's already up 17% this year. >> it's remarkable. >> we all know what pent-up demand is for cars. we all know the mileage that's on the average trade-in. >> i like mike jackson. when you contrast europe with the united states, think of auto nation. okay? they can't move a car in europe. they can't move one across the street. >> you're absolutely right. talk about a dichotomy. >> we are not one world. used cars going up, too? the country you can get, wells fargo largest auto loan company. you can get money for a car. it is tougher to get money. richard smith, i have this guy from realogy. a large real estate company. they're holding their value much more than you thought in the united states. >> morgan stanley is down 3%. talked about m and a, lack of activity saying it just reflects the ceo's lack of confidence with regards to earnings power. >> which is what you hear. those who are doing deals, it is interesting, are the likes of -- or
, beat or miss estimates? as for the economy, here is today's calendar. >> how is the crowd sourcing experiment gone so far? i haven't looked at the results. >> the results for coming. >>? >> i can't even log in to the borrowing page. >> they've gotten some decent numbers that have come this. i think there are 1500 or 1700 -- >> but are they better -- >> they're good at it, but i think we have made the mistake of picking from predictable companies. that's why we started picking some trickier companies like apple. that's the one that's up in the air. nobody knows exactly what's going to happen. if you can beat on these companies, then we're going to be more impressed. >> apple generates a lot of attention and feedback. if i put out on twitter, will apple meet, beat or miss, some people will say it will meet, some will say it will miss and others will stay you stink, sullivan. >> but you will get responses by putting apple out there. >> anything you say on apple, and i'm an apple lifelong user, and i referenced a couple weeks ago that i was going to buy a windows 8 machine because it w
. i know lgt runs some money that's invested into the russian economy. tell us a little bit about the character of this market and whether you can put cash to work here and feel comfortable that you are going to get a return. >> yep. we are invested in the russian market. but it's true, we have a lower allocation to it. the 11% toe 2% sounds quite low. it is a difficult way to access the markets. we see fundamentally from the point of view a strong currency. you look at low valuation, you look at the current surplus, you look at growing middle income class, which wants to consume, so key market indicators are actually strong. the challenge is much more the investment type. so we look at a narrow market, the way you invest is mainly into oil and energy companies. which most of them are state owned to the majority, so we end up being minority investors. what that means is it's still difficult for to us play to the russian growth topic investmentwise. what we can do is we can look at valuation, we can look at it from an optimal point of view. we can see if there is opportunities whic
economy both coming in, you know, more bearish than expectations. what can they do. positive for interest rates. on the other side, we still -- melissa: you think they will step in and do more easing in europe? >> they will cut interest rates. little impact because interest rates are already low. what we need is measures. the ecb could loan some money. melissa: that is an interesting perspective. we are quite bullish on the u.s. economy. we are positive. thinking would be good. this will account for some of the assets. melissa: thank you so much for coming on. lori: we have some updated news for the housing market today. rising 1.5%. that is just shy of the estimates. the pace has increased by 18.5% from year ago. bonuses are getting smaller. they are caving to regulators and scaling back bonuses. the trade journal said the fed started calling banks last year about compensation plans. jon corzine facing a lawsuit now over the collapse of mf global. he is being sued by louie freed. the lawsuit alleges that corzine engaged in risky trading practices. melissa: a vote of confidence and a big
is a realization now that the market is probably well ahead of itself, based on what the economy is, based on what we're seeing happening around the world in china, certainly what's going on in europe. so the fact is that investors all of a sudden are deciding, geez, we better start paying attention to this news, becausing the market is well ahead of itself. so what you're seeing is the market backing off and really coming back or trying to come back to a state of equilibrium between where the economy is and where the market should be. the whole boston thing and boston marathon and that down in d.c. is certainly adding some angst to the market, but that's not the reason the market is off 170 points. part of it is much more technical just in terms of market action. >> but, michael, when we saw the market come off the lows, it happened to be when we thought there was an arrest. is that a coincidence with the markets? >> i think to some extent, there's going to be a little bit of a relief move if you see some kind of arrest really happen, but these deflationary pressures have been in play since the e
. that will be the biggest day for me because they're the big indicators of how the global economy is doing overall. speaking of the global economy, caterpillar if this was clearly a disappointment and the guidance was disappointment and they telegraphed it a little and the stock's been up and the dow this morning and the two things here, number one, he's coming on and talking about stability and that's the key word on our air on cnbc and a lot of people have noted the drop in mining. mining was down 25%. sales in the mining division, second most important was down 25%. i think a lot of people have got that already set up. remember, this is heavily shorted stock and it was $100 two months ago and it's $80 today and a lot of people anticipated what's going on. let me mention apple very quickly. the hope here is for a special dividend, increase the dividend to over a 3% yield and start with the big buyback. that's the big hope there. nobody's expecting them to blow the cover off of any of these numbers and all of them have been coming down. >> guys, back to you. >> watching microsoft continue to gain now up 4.
care sector which now constitutes more than one sixth of the american economy. it's a cornerstone of security for tens of millions of americans. the growth of this program which will only accelerate as more and more baby boomers retire as a prime driver of our long-term fiscal challenges. there is a wide debate as to whether this lower rate of growth in recent years means we have finally turned the corner or rather will begin to accelerate again as we continue to recover from the great recession. to explore these issues and possible responses to them, we have, i'm delighted to say, assembled an all-star cast. their full biographies are available at this event and also on line so i will just hit the high points in order of their initial presentations. robert reischauer to my immediate left is president of american institute and a former director of the congressional budget office and served as a public trustee of the social security and medicare trust fund. to his left is james capretta a former associate director for heart home health care social security education welfare program
was not working. >> that's a good point. you thought maybe stand above all of the other lesser economies and the news did start to tighten. >> i thought it was the most important article in the paper. maybe they're breaking ranks [ bell ringing ] >> and his own jack lou? >> hard to tell. >> they are geniuses. >> i took economics, and i couldn't wait how long they were. >> there's the bell. s&p at the top of the screen. state street global advisers and blackstone celebrating the recent launch of the spider, senior loan etf. the texas independent producers and the royalty owners association doing the honors. you cannot start this market day, jim, without talking about netflix. a 25% move is a big move even on that name. >> that was a big short position. there was not a lot of stock that was out there. it's a very tight flow. >> a lot of people kept thinking that this is the quarter where we find that the bulge in new subscribers wasn't happening and there are other people who immediately point out, look, the cash flow is not that good and the 36 analysts who cover the stock only six are re
in a far quicker way to satisfy the needs of a modern economy but the big thing government has to do is stop spending money on things that don't matter. this matters. innovation matters don't do things that a clematis -- commodities vegas investment changes the game. liz: and the stock is up year over year but we watch this closely and oracle of the competitor up 11% so you are doing better. the closing bell rings in 70 minutes. talk about a splash, see world jumps more than 25 percent of the stock market debut. yes they launched the ipo date to doubt the negative news flow and went for a. entertainment joins us next so why was now the good time to go public?@ and as we told you the developing news this hour the boston red sox game against kansas city royals cancelled tonight. you are looking at a live shot of a very empty fenway park just a few miles away from a massive manhunt in watertown and cambridge and will remain empty tonight. no game and the bruins hockey game also canceled for all the developments on fox business. dow jones industrial average up 14 points. 've known? we ga
will go. and sometimes invest in a place where the economy is not where it would support necessarily a market solution, which is why a.i.d. has to be there. so you've got the millennium challenge corporation over here, a.i.d. as the preponderance of our expenditure, but it has adopted significant reforms in the last years that have actually movement some of the development challenge kinds of enterprize into a.i.d. wherever we can we are trying to do economic-based aid in a local way that is sustainable. and that will result in long-term gains, not a project that comes, and when the project's over the money's gone and there is nothing to show for it. but there are someplaces where you still have humanitarian demands and other demands that will not lend themselves to that, and we just need to understand that. we have to understand that's for the minimum -- minimalist fraction of the percentage of our aid that may represent, it's still an expression of our values and interest and it's important. now we are -- i'm not going to sit here and tell this committee that the job is done. we are
. indeed, our affordable universal service is crucial to the american economy and to american businesses that generate 95% of all mail. my written testimony offers a comprehensive set of options to restore the postal service to solvency. this morning i will cover, this afternoon i will cover the issues you specifically asked me to address in your invitation. on cost savings, the nalc and the other postal unions have contributed billions in savings through collective bargaining. that process concluded for just 12 weeks ago. the new nalc contract emerged from interest arbitration that focused on the financial condition of the postal service that led to award if you want to provide postal service with huge savings in the years to come. as we did during the great recession when we worked tirelessly with management to adjust routes to respond to mail voe' done, more must be done and congresseeds to do its part as well. i will highlight two cost reforms from the written testimony. first congress should repeal or dramatically reduce the retiree health prefunding mandate that caused over 80% of
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